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Marie Baltimore Anderson
August 23, 1928 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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Marie Baltimore Anderson loving wife and mother, a native Washingtonian was born August 23, 1928, and departed this life on October 24, 2023.
She was perceived in death by her loving devoted husband, Stephen, and son Rodney. She is survived by her two daughters: Stephanie Anderson and Anita Douglas and one son-in-law Frederick Douglas.
Marie’s life was dedicated to family and church, with achievements in education and volunteer work. She graduated from Dunbar High School, Minor Teachers College – B.S. History, Minor Geography; DC Teachers College – Elementary Education; Tuffs University- Reading Specialist; George Washington University MBA Education/Reading, Phi Delta Gamma; Western Maryland College- Supervision, Curriculum & Administration; GWU- Doctoral Program Administration. Marie started with the DC Public Schools as a 4th and 5th grade teacher and was promoted to Reading Specialist, developing the system wide program for DC public schools for Elementary School Curriculum, she was hired by Montgomery County Schools (MCPS) to implement the Reading programs, she was promoted to Assistant Principle at Highland Elementary; Marie continued to excel in education supervision by becoming the first Black Principal at Clarksburg Elementary, her leadership skills advanced her to Principal of Stedwick Elementary; Marie was promoted to open a new school as Principal of Flowers Hill Elementary School which she retired from in 1989. While Principal she worked on the Montgomery County School System Minority Relations Task Force. Marie spent over 20 years in the Montgomery County Public School System; after retirement she recruited, trained, and assessed future principals for MCPS. From 1990-1992, Marie served as a Writing Assessor for MCPS; and various positions with the Travelier's Club.
During her retirement years she worked as a Subject Matter Expert for a financial management government consulting company; Docent with the Smithsonian Museum of American History; planner for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; and Reading Professor at Prince Georges Community College. Marie was regularly active in St Joseph’ Church Sodality, RCIA, Good Samaritans, Lector, CCW Council; Volunteered for bazars, bingos, Lenten repasts, fish fries, various luncheon groups; and in any other compacity as needed.
Marie was a 17-year breast cancer survivor who loved to travel with her daughters and son-in-law, visiting many European countries, Islands, American States, including Alaska. She especially loved Charlie and all of our family dogs. Marie enjoyed a very full life; these past months were filled with music which she loved all day and night. Marie had the kindest heart, which she generously shared with all.
Your absence is like the sky, spreading over everything…